The Shabby Chick ~ Laundry Room Reveal

Hellooooo DIY Friends!  I’d like to introduce you to Pattie from

Pattie is a single work from home mom to a beautiful young lady and two fur babies. She loves to decorate {and cook}. She recently gave her laundry room an amazing makeover….like we’re all going to want to crowd in there today and “ooohhhh and aaahhhh”. Take a look:


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Kitchen and Laundry Makeover by Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane

Hi, everyone! 
I’m Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane, and I’m pretty thrilled about having the opportunity to post on The DIY Showoff. Roeshel, thank you so much for inviting me to share my kitchen and laundry room with your readers!At 11 Magnolia Lane, I blog with two of my girlfriends about a little bit of everything. We all have our “niche” area, and mine seems to be home decor and DIY stuff (maybe because we move so often–I’m a military wife). Obviously, it’s hard to cram all the horrible “before” and awesome “after” pictures into one short post, so stop by and visit for the full story, and tons of pictures, on both my kitchen and the laundry room re-do’s. 
The kitchen HAD to be done first. Dark, dreary, and dated–how is that even possible for a house built less than ten years ago?–I knew before we bought the house that I’d be painting the cabinets white.
(You can see more of this home and kitchen HERE.) 
But, after our move earlier this summer here was the kitchen I had to start with. I added a shelf bracket (trimmed to fit) and molding to create a built-in look.”

It took even longer than I thought it would (almost 5 weeks!), but I added trim, feet,
and other details like new lights and new kitchen faucet to make things look more built-in
and custom, and I am thrilled with the look. I have a long list of things that I still want
to do, of course, because projects are never really done, but I have at least another
year and a half before we move again–plenty of time! 
I compromised on the laundry room because I liked the rest of the house (well, except for
the kitchen, of course). Situated under the stairs, it was cramped, awkward, and UGLY.
 I spend huge quantities of time doing laundry (don’t we all?) so I knew this room had
to be one that I enjoyed being in. Here’s the ugly before…
This was an inexpensive redo because all I bought was a metal storage cabinet, a new rug for
the floor, and the lumber and trim to make cafe-style shelving. Everything else I gathered
from around my house, which wasn’t hard, because I am a flea market, garage sale, and

thrift store queen. Here’s the awesome “after”…
I have to give a shout-out to Jones Design Company’s painted wallpaper tutorial, which
was so simple even I could follow it. Time consuming, to be sure, but I love the result.
 And I hid the mess in my under-the-stairs area in a vintage metal cabinet. When I
can’t squeeze through to get into the space, I know it’s time to go on a diet!
I scored the rug at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon–it ties everything together.
Shabby chic hooks repurposed as an ironing board hanger,
and a close-up of the painted wallpaper.
Thanks so much for letting me share these rooms with you!
 And please stop over to and say Hi! 
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Dec. 3rd ~ BLUE/PURPLE ~ Fireflies & JellyBeans

Dec. 4th ~ SILVER ~ Freckled Laundry

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DIY Bathroom to Beautiful Laundry Room

Meet:  Danielle from

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Danielle’s little bathroom was located across the hall from a full bathroom.  It needed a makeover. Desiring a laundry room on the main floor, Danielle gave up this little space…


for this…

Hello happy sunny yellow!  Pretty hoop art!  Love the vintage crate too!
I’ve never seen such a cheerful laundry space, have you?
More embroidery DIY hoop art (I <3 Thrifting Day coming up – get some!)
Cute photo display!
What a happy place to do laundry, Danielle!  Beautiful transformation!  Great DIY accents too! Thank you so much for sharing!
See more at 
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My Cottage Charm Laundry Room Before and After

Missy from My Cottage Charm revealed her laundry room makeover.  I had to laugh when we were “talking” and she said I swear I could totally sleep in that room!  I go stand in the doorway and just stare at it….how weird am I?!”  Because – it’s not weird to me at all!  Every time I finish a room (okay, sometimes even when I just rearrange a room), I could sleep there and stare at it all day. In fact, I’ve been staring at Missy’s laundry room all day.  How weird am I
Don’t answer that!  Prepare to be weird along with us: 
Laundry room before…boring. 
Unorganized. Cluttered. 
Wait! That describes my laundry room!
messy laundry room..just keepin' it real!
The BIG reveal…
Laundry room decorating ideas
Oh-la-la! Très étonnante! Same room? Yes. I saw it all with my own two blog-reading eyes. Budget friendly too: DIY floor, DIY board and batten, DIY Goodwill dresser and Habitat Restore cabinets.  DIY decorating, accents and art.  Missy, I know it took a long time, but it was well worth all of your hard work and patience.  It’s stunning!
I want this room!
how to decorate a laundry room
Visit Missy to see the entire transformation and all of the amazing details (and an upcoming giveaway) at 
My Cottage Charm
More laundry room inspiration here

In Love with a Laundry Room!

I have a disorganized walk-thru laundry room with mismatched appliances, plywood floors and no doors.  It’s on our lengthy DIY to-do list.  So, when I see a laundry room makeover, especially a beautiful modern country inspired beauty like the one from Hydrangea Home, I daydream about one day (soon) having one of these…

I love every detail:

  • custom cabinets in a pretty grey
  • drop cloth counter-skirts hiding laundry baskets
  • a window beautifully framed with a simple yet pretty window treatment (no sew!)
  • a matching washer/dryer!
  • pretty decorative touches
  • a sink!
  • a calm/peaceful atmosphere
Everything in it’s place.  Even the ironing board looks decorative – and handy!
Patio door painted a light robin’s egg blue. Love the dog food pail and mail center/calendar.  Plenty of storage, shelving and a beautiful counter. 
Want to see more and get the details?  I’m inspired and see a few details I’d love to include in our laundry room makeover (bring it on!)  For all of the specifics (and MORE home decorating eye-candy), be sure to visit Dawn at 
Hydrangea Home by Dawn\
Thanks for sharing, Dawn – beautiful, stunning laundry room transformation!  What an inspiration!  
Now excuse me while I go browse her awesome etsy shop.  🙂